Steve Hackett (born 12 February 1950) is an English musician, songwriter and singer. He was lead guitarist of rock group Genesis, which he joined in 1970 and left in 1977 to go solo. . In 1986, Hackett co-founded the supergroup GTR with another progressive guitarist, Steve Howe of Yes and Asia. The group released album GTR, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the Top 20 single "When the Heart Rules the Mind". After leaving GTR, Hackett resumed his solo career.